IRISH FAIR OF MINNESOTA SET TO ‘RESUME SHENANIGANS’
Aug. 13-15 on Saint Paul’s Harriet Island
Saint Paul, Minn. (June 15, 2021) — The 41st Irish Fair of Minnesota, a three-day outdoor celebration of Irish heritage and culture, will be held Friday, Aug. 13 through Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021 on Harriet Island Regional Park in Saint Paul, Minn. Organizers look forward to welcoming past and future guests of all ages to an unique experience like no other in the Twin Cities – a celebration of all things Irish!
Highlights of Irish Fair 2021 will include:
Immersive and unique entertainment experiences, including a new layout that provides an energetic vibe like that of Grafton Street in Dublin or the Latin Quarter in Galway.
Eight stages of great entertainment featuring a mix of traditional and popular music, dance, demonstrations, and cultural activities. This year, we are introducing Wee Stages for pop-up performances by over 70 local musicians, dancers, and other performers!
National and local performers, including Eileen Ivers, Gaelic Storm, The Young Dubliners, Ashley Davis Band, the Belfast Cowboys, Wild Colonial Bhoys, The Langer’s Ball, The Northerly Gales, The Sweet Colleens, and others.
A showcase for local Irish dance schools and groups. From youngsters to accomplished dancers, performances will take place on multiple stages throughout the fairgrounds.
Authentic food and beverage, including cooking demonstrations, whiskey tasting and pub tent.
Unique Celtic merchandise from local and national vendors.
The popular Irish Fair fundraiser – the Zero K. The start and finish lines are a mere three meters apart! Registration, t-shirt, a beer, and bragging rights are included in fee.
A virtual Irish Fair will also be offered to those who are unable to attend in person.
WHAT: The 41st Irish Fair of Minnesota
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 13 3 – 11 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 14 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 15 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
WHERE: Harriet Island, Saint Paul, Minn.
WHY: Irish Fair of Minnesota is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit and volunteer-driven organization dedicated to the promotion and cultivation of Irish culture and art in Minnesota, and the preservation of a rich heritage of traditions for future generations. All proceeds from the festival are reinvested in Minnesota’s Irish cultural community or shared with new immigrant groups through the Legacy Fund.
HOW: General Admission tickets for 13 and over. Children 12 and under are FREE to attend.
Daily Pass – one day only $15 online through July 31, $20 online or at the gate, Aug. 1 – 15
Three-Day Weekend Pass – $35 online through July 31, $45 online or at the gate, Aug. 1 – 15
VIP experience tickets are also available for purchase and include admission, exclusive main stage access, shelter, seating, valet parking and food and beverage. Space is limited. 21+ only.
SOCIAL: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – @IrishFairMN
(courtesy of Visit Saint Paul)